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Bay Street Cafe

$$ - $$$,
22 Bay St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S5, Canada
+1 705-746-2882
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Overview
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good33%
  • Average27%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible13%
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CUISINES
Bar, Canadian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
22 Bay St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 253 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted an early lunch before our Island Queen cruise and this was the most convenient place. The clam chowder was excellent but the club sandwich with it was insipid (and too big after the soup). My daughter ordered a salad that was good but...More

Thank AnnFelicity
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Pleasant surroundings and an enjoyable fish meal (one with baked potato, one with fries) plus a really fresh Caesar salad. The bottle of wine was reasonably priced. Would go again if in the area.

Thank kandj93
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Was up in Parry Sound for the Thanksgiving weekend. A friend suggested Bay Street. Tasty food, decent portions and a good selection of meals to choose from. Not too expensive with only one concern, our server decided to go outside for a smoke and left...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed September 25, 2018

I was truly impressed with the food here, I had the French Onion soup as a start and it was great and that was followed by the Muscles and theses were brilliant, my brother had the Clam Chowder and this was great followed by the...More

Thank TimboAU1
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Stopped in Parry Sound for lunch and car fill up. Stopped at 1st spot near the marina. Indoor and porch seating. Lots of items on menu. Had delicious burger and potato skins.

Thank Biblib3
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Great service good food nice deck to eat on good selection of food on menu. I had the poutine it was great

Thank T1690CCbriana
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This was a nice treat after spending the morning with a car bound 4yr old and 14 mos. old grandchildren. The environment was relaxing overlooking the marina. Menu offered a nice selection from which we ordered a ruben for myself and my wife had fish...More

Thank WilliamofWindsor
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We visited as a group of 8 and the staff worked hard to get us seated as the lunch crowd moved out. There were initial communication issues amongst the staff; however, we were eventually seated and orders taken. The daily drink special (mojitos) was pretty...More

Thank Amberly D
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We found this restaurant after getting off the Island Queen cruise and the menu looked good. We ordered a blooming onion as an appetizer. It was huge and yummy! We both ordered the fish & chips but should have ordered smaller portions as we could...More

Thank Rubyslippers16_11
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We end up here once every year. One of us had the trout -very nice. One had cheese nachos and two shared the nachos supreme. We liked everything, lots of food. The service was great. The nachos supreme might not be to everyone's taste but...More

Thank Ron G
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Darklady123
How can Bay Street Cafe ( A Seasonal Restaurant - operates for a 6 month period only), get a negative review on April 20th 2016, when it only opened for this season on April 29th 2016? As it was also advertised in the local Newspaper again this year (as it has been done in each of the previous years) The restaurant opens towards the last weekend in April and closes During the Thanksgiving Weekend. Same time that the 30,000 Island Queen Cruise Ship stops running for it's season. As it always has, (20 + years), since they first bought it from the previous owners. Also did you ask to talk to the owners? There is always at least 1 person onsite at all times. You just have to ask to speak with them. If they are not already downstairs at that time, then they are working in the office upstairs. I am not an owner nor a worker there (I have no vested interest) but I am an immediate family member. But I can guarantee you that, They are (as they always have tried to be) committed to providing quality food and service. If you have a problem with the food or service, then ask for them at that time so they can help deal with it right then. They can also address it and keep on top of it, so that it won't happen again. Even when Trying to constantly prevent/keep on top of everything, certain situations unfortunately can still arise. However, they can't address/correct any situation unless people actually Talk (Not Text) to them. Please do not assume that they will arbitrarily find any online site and see/read the reviews posted, & then somehow correct/address any concerns in regards to the restaurant. The same can be said, with thinking that someone else will tell them. 2 of the 3 co-owners are quite elderly and don't know how use computers. They are not the majority owners. They do care about the customers, and their opinions on the restaurant and food. During the 6 months the restaurant is closed for the season, they ensure that they have all the equipment pulled out, so that the entire place can be thoroughly & totally cleaned from top to bottom and behind everything. The floors get sanded and redone, and everything (inside and out) gets a fresh coat of paint. They then get the service people to check the equipment operation and repair anything if it requires it. Lastly everything is thoroughly washed and cleaned before the new season begins. Would anyone spend their winners doing all that if they did not care about their customers and their dining experience? They also carefully select what type of food, cuts, quality and where they purchase it from every year. If they wouldn't purchase it for themselves, they won't purchase it for the customers that come to dine at the restaurant. That is exactly how they think and feel when dealing & purchasing anything from any of their suppliers. I can assure anyone that they really do care. They are now open for this season. Spring & Fall Hours 11 am - 9 pm Summer Hours (July & August) 11 am - 11pm Thank You for taking the time and consideration for reading this. I hope everyone has a great day! Sincerely, SD
April 30, 2016|
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Response from Jan H |
What once was good is now bad. Will never visit again and normally we're a few visits a season. Three different family members visited this year and all three walked away disappointed. Food was not properly cooked, service... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Bay St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Parry Sound
  • Phone Number: +1 705-746-2882
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